I've been following this article: http://timjacobs.blogspot.com/2008/05/renaming-virtualcenter-25-server.html which has been helpful but has not solved my issue. For one there are no ODBC connectors on my VC server. My VC server is Windows 2008 running SQL 2005 Express. I have to rename it to match a new naming convention. I have done this and everything is working but there are misc errors in VC. For instance when I go to add plugins I see that it is still running off the old server name so it shows a bunch of errors. Can anyone shed any more light on doing this switch. I have also followed the threads mentioned in that article about changing the SQL server name, which I have done successfully.
A couple of links that may help:
After the server name change you'll need to run:
SELECT @@SERVERNAME, SERVERPROPERTY('ServerName')
they should both match the computername, if not run the sp_dropserver
and sp_addserver stored procedures and reboot.
Hope this helps.
I ended up reinstalling vCenter which fixed the random errors. As vCenter is not needed for the operation of the VMs I did this during the day with no effect to end users. It would be nice if there were a better way but it's not every day I change a name to a server so I can deal with this.